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English definition of “percolate”

percolate

verb (LIQUID)    /ˈpɜː.kəl.eɪt/ US  /ˈpɝː-/
[I] If a liquid percolates, it moves slowly through a substance with very small holes in it: Sea water percolates down through the rocks.Movement of liquidsCrossing and moving through [I or T] to make coffee using a machine in which hot water passes through crushed coffee beans into a container belowWarm drinks
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